What would be the need for Megatron to take an Earth-mode?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Regardless if in the disguise of a truck, Megatron would only visually be seen as an Earth vehicle so it seems to be more for the sake of the world than NEST itself.

    His bio stated that he didn't want to be detected by NEST but doesn't NEST have te technology to determine if a vehicle is a Transformer or not like with Demolisher? Furthermore, don't Transformers emit some sort of radiation as shown by the first movie?

    So the point I'm getting at is that becoming a truck isn't really necessary because it only make Megatron only less of a target. It would be harder for NEST to find him but it could be easy all the same.

    He looks cool none-the-less.
     
  2. theironhulk

    theironhulk Autobot Medic

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    Maybe because he got ultra pwned by prime at the end of ROTF and needed a new look. Albeit he could have chosen a better truck to scan haha
     
  3. PB379

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    It would allow him to get around getting less attention than a 35' tall Robot.
     
  4. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    They can still probably find his energy signature and all that, but at least he's not an alien tank parked in the streets.

    Not that a mad max truck isn't odd, but maybe slightly less, especially if he's hiding where rumors say he is.
     
  5. RedWolf

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    Actually the Alt mode Megatron chose is a pretty new truck. He just made it post apocalyptic. Plus the tarp hood.
     
  6. Lurkertron

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    They only know which vehicle a transformer is when they point those devices directly at them. Otherwise it seems the Decepticons want to lay low in this film (to start with) and they are transformers after all. Robots in disguise. Even Megatron.

    Besides, the alt mode really suits him.
     
  7. Dinobot747

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    Yeah, pretty much what i was going to say. His truck very eye-catching, but not as obvious as an alien tank going down the interstate.
     
  8. megatron6661

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    It is a hint of a new and more sinister megatron. It is a megatron, that plots plans and uses others to his own end. The megatron I think most loved. While the megs of the first 2 films, was a brawler who was willing to die to end the human race and kill the autobots, even kill them all by himself if he had to
     
  9. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    The writing can be a bit shall we say odd with the film series.

    Perhaps the logic is that Megatron is hiding out until he can repair himself but then he didn't look so damaged at the end of Revenge of the Fallen that he couldn't have left Earth to repair somewhere else. Plus with the horrible idea that they can be detected in vehicle mode all they can really hide from is human civilians.

    Maybe the reason is nothing more than the truck mode just looked really cool compared to the alt modes from the other two films.
     
  10. Suchus Prime

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    It said he was hiding from nest but his new alt mode isn't a very good disguise.
     
  11. protocida

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    Cybertronian energy signatures can only be picked-up at close range, I believe.
     
  12. FanimusMaximus

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    If I had gone threw what Megatron did, I would also get an Earth Mode.
     
  13. Moy

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    Maybe he's just cold.
     
  14. Brakescream

    Brakescream F&@king Twist Ties!

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    Hasbro wanted to make a movie Megatron toy that people would actually want to buy.
     
  15. Suchus Prime

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    Lol now they have to make a decent leader.
     
  16. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Which ironically isn't happening any time soon.
     
  17. Suchus Prime

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    :cry  I know
     
  18. Thalack

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    On that note, where the hell are the decepticon leaders?

    Maybe we'll get one or two later on down the road like we did with Starscream.
     
  19. cnic

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    Way to go off topic. OT: I think he want's to blend into his surroundings so he can formulate his master plan without drawing too much attention to himself.
    Isn't he supposed to be in Africa anyways?
     
  20. Thalack

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    Thank you for noticing. :p  Though it was just ona simple note to what was said.

    And yeah, from what I've heard, Megatron is supposed to be where you said where he's supposed to be under that black blanket called a spolier. :p 
     

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